HONORING FATHER KEVIN WATERS, S.J.
(Extensions of Remarks - May 22, 2017)

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[Congressional Record Volume 163, Number 88 (Monday, May 22, 2017)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Pages E692-E693]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]




                   HONORING FATHER KEVIN WATERS, S.J.

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                      HON. CATHY McMORRIS RODGERS

                             of washington

                    in the house of representatives

                          Monday, May 22, 2017

  Mrs. McMORRIS RODGERS. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor the 
retirement of Father Kevin Waters of Gonzaga University.
  Father Waters joined the Society of Jesus in 1951, and has gone on to 
serve the students of Gonzaga University as a chaplain, professor, and 
Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Additionally, Father Waters 
served as the chaplain of the DeSmet Residence Hall for the last 34 
years. During his time as chaplain, Father Waters united the young men 
who lived in that dormitory with religious services, spiritual and 
personal guidance, and community building within the context of the 
Jesuit mission.
  Among the unique services that Father Waters has provided to the 
residents of DeSmet over the years, it was his weekly

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Sunday night church service in the DeSmet basement that really stood 
out. When he began offering this weekly service during his first year 
as Chaplain, Father Waters sought to offer the residents of this 
dormitory a place where they could go to gather and center on their 
faith, prayer, and community. Ultimately, he hoped to provide his 
residents with the opportunity to grow their relationship with God and 
others each and every Sunday.
  I want to thank Father Waters for his invaluable service to the 
students of Gonzaga University, and I wish him a wonderful retirement.

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